Monogrammed Pillows

The world of wedding décor is only getting bigger and bigger. One trend we are loving is monogrammed pillows. If you’re ever looking for a customized touch to any event, monogrammed pillows are a nice way to make your event more intimate and personal.    

Aruba Themed Favors

Who doesn’t love receiving a little something at weddings? A wedding favor is beautiful way of surprising and expressing gratitude to guests who made time to be with you on your special day. The perfect favor would be the one that exhibits thoughtfulness, commemoration and is yet alluring. While planning for a wedding in Aruba, here are a few options …

Dolce & Gabbana Decor Inspiration- Rose & Leopard

As fashion continues to inspire our day-day, we are always on the lookout for how it transcends into our wedding décor. The wildly sensationalized leopard print that hit haute couture in the 1950s, now accentuated with lovely red roses is what ‘s catching our eye. Here’s a few exquisite Dolce & Gabbana rose and leopard print fashion pieces that will …

Louis Vuitton Gifts for Bridesmaids

We love the tradition of gifting bridesmaids with a little something special. They’ve laughed with you, they’ve cried with you, and now they’re here to help you celebrate one of the biggest days of your life. We know there is so much that goes into planning the perfect wedding. With our help, you’ll be inspired by these fabulous gift ideas …

AISLEWAYS WE LOVE

Along with the mandap, the aisleway is one of the most important and photographed elements of design at a wedding. Beautiful aisleways can transform your venue and add so much to your wedding ceremony. Our brides keep turning to us for creative ideas for aisleways. Here are some of our favorites:

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – AMI AND SAMIR

We are back in the office after a sunny weekend in Cancun, Mexico for our lovely couple, Ami and Samir. The #SAMIKISHAADI celebrations began with a Mexican themed welcome night at the Villa Del Palmar. Pinata’s, otomi pillows, sombrero hats and Mexican serapes added perfectly to the evening.   For the wedding day, our gorgeous bride walked down the aisle in …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – SNEHA AND RAJAN

We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our 2019 than the INSANELY BEAUTIFUL #MehtaForceBeWithYou wedding week! Words fall short to describe this three day mega celebration that the SJS team planned in just 4 months. With more than 100 vendors involved, this wedding promises to be the show stopper for 2019! It all began with a Mehendi night …

SJS Holiday Party 2018

It has been an incredibly beautiful year with the SJS Team being a part of over 20 luxury weddings! We feel extremely honored and grateful to have had so many of these couples and their families put their trust in us. From planning our first same-sex wedding to traveling all over the globe to plan unforgettable celebrations, we have done …

#SJSPRshoot2018

We had such an amazing time being back in Puerto Rico, one of our favorite destination places for weddings! Cannot believe how beautiful this photoshoot went with the most amazing dream team by our side!  Our Team: Venue: @doradobeachreserve Photo: @joseruizphoto Video: @rayromanfilms Decor: @emilioolabarrieta DJ: @djsuhel Hair, Makeup, & Styling: @cinderellabridez Dresses: @sajdabysuman Jewelry: @reematdesigns_ Menu Cards: @cecinewyork Cake: @doradobeachreserve …

TOP PHOTO OF 2018 ON PARTYSLATE!

Thank you so much PartySlate! Can’t believe of this beautiful and gorgeous photo by Clane Gessel  is the most liked photo of the year on PartySlate’s “Top Instagrams of 2018”  newsletter.    

PRESS WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS

It has been an amazing 2018 with our  SJS team being a part of some of the most epic weddings all over the world! We are so blessed to have received such fabulous press and we had to share. We couldn’t have asked for a better ending to 2018!! Priyanka and Nick’s wedding celebrations Amit & Martin’s wedding in New …

HOTELS WE LOVE IN VENICE

We are back in NYC after a week long holiday in the city of Venice and we cannot stop thinking about this magical city. The artistic heritage, intricate canals and narrow alleyways truly lead in making it one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. We had to explore some of the luxurious hotels in Venice. Here …

LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES FOR LUNCH OR COCKTAIL HOUR

With DJ’s being a popular choice for the reception, live music is the perfect choice for your ceremony, lunch and  cocktail hour. Having a live performer brings a different kind of energy to these events! We love the interaction between the artist and guest. It is truly the ultimate experience and it lets your guest know that you did not …

BEST PLACES TO GET MARRIED IN CROATIA

The SJS team flew down to the beautiful Croatia for site visits this past weekend for an upcoming birthday celebration! The historical architecture, vibrant culture, stunning coastline and fairytale islands make Croatia the most romantic places to get married in! Find out some of our favorite hotels for a perfect wedding weekend mentioned below: Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Sun Gardens …

BEST “END OF THE NIGHT SONGS”

What is the best end of the night song? There are so many out there but it should be one that reflects your personality. It may be an upbeat song from your childhood or maybe a popular song from the current times that you love. Whatever you decide, it has to be perfect. Here are some other options: Dexys Midnight …

BEST PLACES TO GET MARRIED IN ITALY

We have been lucky enough to go to Italy three times this month for various conferences and speaking engagements. With its panoramic views, sunny climate, beyond delicious cuisine, and contemporary hotels, we love this place as a top luxury wedding destination! We have listed some of our top favorite hotels below to ensure an unforgettable wedding experience. Westin Palace Principe di …

COLD WEATHER BEVERAGES

1. Hot chocolate with mint & cream 2. Apple Cranberry smash 3. Sparkling Cider 4. Mint lemonade 5. White chocolate & Peppermint mocktini 6. Masala Chai with Cinnamon 7. Blueberry soda 8. Honey & Cinnamon drink

WINTER WEDDINGS IN ARIZONA

One of our favorite places for Winter Weddings is Arizona. There are so many gorgeous resorts to choose from. The sun is always shining so why not explore this part of the United States for your next big wedding. Here are some of our favorites: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenician Arizona Biltmore Four Seasons Scottsdale Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

HAPPY DIWALI!

Happy Diwali from the entire SJS Team! We were so happy with these mini Diwali boxes. As you can tell, we love to customize everything! Thank you to the team at Fancy That and Woops! Macaroon for helping us! HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU AND YOURS!

PLANNER’S XTRAORDINAIRE CONFERENCE

So excited to have been writing about this blog from one of the most breathtaking places ever! We are here in the beautiful Lake Como for the Planner’s Xtraordinaire Conference 2018! Being in the industry for more than 16 years now, we have had numerous conference opportunities. However, #ThePXShow 2018 is above & beyond all. A conference curated for exquisite luxury …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – NAMRATHA & HUNTER

We are back in the office after an exciting weekend in the sunny city of West Palm Beach. We are so happy we got to share this lovely weekend with our bride Namratha and groom Hunter. We were able to give them their true fairytale wedding. The weather was gorgeous along with our amazing bride and we were able to …

FUN GRAND ENTRANCE SONGS FOR THE COUPLE

Grand entrance songs are a small detail that makes a huge difference. This is the moment the couple is first announced as newly weds so this song should be unique to the couple and be able to show some of their personality. Many times its something up beat that guests can sing and clap to as the couple makes their …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – AMIT AND MARTIN

Amit and Martin’s wedding weekend was one of the most incredible weddings SJS has been a part of! We had the privilege of planning this amazing amazing wedding which was covered by the New York Times. The highlights of this wedding were:  blocking down Wall Street and watching both our grooms dance in their baraat, two horses, the incredible custom …

AUTUMN HUES FOR YOUR RECEPTION DECOR

We are falling in love with autumn. Especially since it brings about so much creativity and color. This is a particularly beautiful time to plan your wedding. We put together some of our favorite reception spaces featuring some of the unique copper colors that autumn brings.